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Old 06-09-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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Fluval 404 or Filstar XP3?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend either of these cannister filters over the other
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
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Filstar. Check reviews at www.cichlidforum.com.
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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fluval
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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thanks, that's helpful

Now how about the Via Aqua 750 vs. the Filstar XP3?
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:49 PM   #5
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I would try a Via Aqua myself if it was a second filter
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Old 06-09-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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thanks, do have any idea which one's quieter (Filstar or Via Aqua)?
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FLUVAL 404!!

It is a great filter with lots of room for media and it is easy to clean.
I have one on my 180 and it works great.
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The Via Aqua is probably more quiet.
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My 404 dosent make a sound unless the water level is low then you can hear the splashing.
Other then that I cant hear it run.
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is via aqua really the name or just like...a part of the sentence.
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